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rough someone up

verb phrase
  1. To hit or pummel, esp as intimidation: He told it like a good citizen, and got roughed up for his pains
  2. To injure someone: The wreck roughed me up some (1920+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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